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Broadcast Captioning Associate Degree

Program Code: 101701

You've read the scrolling captions for the hearing-impaired on your TV screen. The person providing instantaneous text of programs is trained in realtime transcription techniques and technology.These skills can also be used to provide CART (Communication Access to Realtime Translation) for hearing-impaired students in educational as well as public settings. If you're an excellent listener, have strong language and communication skills, are committed to accuracy, and able to work on deadline, a career in broadcast captioning may be a perfect fit for your talents.

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

• Broadcast Captioner

• CART Reporter

• Internet Reporter

• Offline Captioner

• Conference and Convention Reporter

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Broadcast Captioning is a collaborative program between LTC and NWTC. Application for this program must be completed through LTC.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018
Green Bay
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Shared Program
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Curriculum
Broadcast Captioning is a collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students attend ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-170-106 REALTIME REPORTING I ...prepares the learner to use machine shorthand to write consonants, vowels, numbers, multi-syllabic words, multi-consonant words, punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, words in their singular and plural forms, and prefixes and suffixes. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 1 Lab is required. CONDITION: 101701 Broadcast Captioning or 101702 Court Reporting or 101061 Judicial Reporting program requirements met..
10-170-144 REALTIME REPORTING ORIENTATION ...prepares the student to use computer-assisted, real-time transcription software, Windows, e-mail, a steno machine, and a laptop in writing machine shorthand in court reporting and to complete and submit required coursework. CONDITION: 10-170-1 Broadcast Captioning or 10-170-2 Court Reporting program requirements met.
10-170-160 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY ...provides the student with the ability to spell, pronounce, and define legal terms.
10-170-804 REALTIME REPORTING I LAB ...prepares the learner to use machine shorthand to write consonants, vowels, numbers, multi-syllabic words, multi-consonant words, punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, words in their singular and plural forms, and prefixes and suffixes. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting I is required. Corequisite: 10170106 Realtime Reporting 1 or 10106104 Realtime Reporting 1 and CONDITION: 101701 Broadcast Captioning or 101702 Court Reporting or 101061 Judicial Reporting program requirement met.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
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10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
SECOND SEMESTER
10-170-105 REALTIME REPORTING II ...prepares the learner to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffixes; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet;" apply realtime conflict elimination principles; apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory at a minimum speed of 100 wpm. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 2 Lab is required. (Prerequisite: 10-170-106 Realtime Reporting 1)
10-170-159 REALTIME REPORTING TECHNOLOGY ...prepares the student to use CAT (Computer-Assisted Transcription) and real-time software; build personal dictionaries; and read, translate, and edit transcripts. Students are introduced to real-time translation procedures in court, depositions, captioning, and educational environments.
10-170-184 ENGLISH FOR REALTIME REPORTERS ...enhances the student's ability to use proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and vocabulary techniques in the transcription of the spoken word.
10-170-805 REALTIME REPORTING II LAB ...expands the learner's ability to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffices; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet;" apply realtime conflict elimination principles; apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 2 is required. (Prerequisite: 10-170-804 Realtime Reporting Lab 1)
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
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SEMESTER TOTAL
12
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-170-104 BROADCAST CAPTIONING RESEARCH METHODS...prepares the learner to prepare (research) prior to broadcast, conduct research in preparation for broadcasting international news, national news, local news, weather reports, sporting events, writing geographical terms, utilize culturally diverse terminology, and create job dictionaries.
10-170-108 REALTIME REPORTING SPEED DEVELOPMENT ...further develops skills acquired in Realtime Reporting 2 on literary, jury charge, and testimony material beginning at 100 wpm. Scheduled during the summer term, students must pass two, 3-minute timings at a minimum speed of 110 words per minute. (Prerequisite: 10-170-105, Realtime Reporting 2 or 10-106-105, Realtime Reporting 2)
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
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10-809-122 INTRO TO AMER GOVERNMENT ...introduces American political processes and institutions: focusing on rights/responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Examines separation of powers and checks/balances & the roles of different groups. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
SEMESTER TOTAL
6
THIRD SEMESTER
10-170-109 LITERARY I-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write literary material at 150 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10-170-113, Literary 1-Beginner or 10-106-113, Literacy 1-Beginnger or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-128 JURY CHARGE 1-ADVANCED ...prepares the student to write jury charge material at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Jury Charge I Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10-170-121, Jury Charge 1-Beginner or 10-106-121, Jury Charge 1-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-156 TESTIMONY I-ADVANCED ...prepares the student to write 2-voice testimony at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Testimony I Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10170153 Testimony 1-Beginner or 10106153 Testimony 1-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-161 REALTIME RPTG TECHNOLOGY ADV...prepares the learner to expand their knowledge of computer-assisted transcription and realtime software, dictionary management, specialized editing functions, transcript preparation, auto-included block files, and specialized macros for Steno-related tasks.
10-170-171 MEDICAL REPORTING & TERMINOLOGY ...prepares the student to write medical terminology in machine shorthand using appropriate medical terminology from material dictated at a minimum speed of 150 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. The student will research medical information, prepare salable transcripts, and submit timings. (Prerequisite: 10170156 Testimony 1-Adv or 10106156 Testimony 1-Adv)
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY ...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
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10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-170-101 CAPTIONING/CART ...Prepares the student to write Realtime dictation at 180 wpm, analyze deaf culture, analyze captioning/CART procedures, prepare for broadcast production, configure CAT software for captioning, set up captioning hardware, operate the CAT system in captioning mode, utilize proper technology to control caption spacing and placement, write a news broadcast fro 30 minutes non-stop, configure CART software, and analyze the contents of the CART provider's manual. (Prerequisites:10-170-156, Testimony 1 - Advanced; 10-170-109, Literary 1 – Advanced)
10-170-111 LITERARY II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write literary material at 180 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10-170-114, Literary 2-Beginner or 10-106-114, Literary 2-Beginner)
10-170-129 JURY CHARGE II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write jury charge material at 200 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10170122 Jury Charge 2-Beginner or 10106122 Jury Charge 2-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 180 WPM met.)
10-170-141 COURT REPORTING PROCEDURES ...introduces the student to reporting procedures for which reporters are responsible in the courtroom, deposition, and real-time reporting environments, including preparing salable transcripts, researching legal citations, and developing professional development plans.
10-170-145 COURT REPORTING INTERNSHIP ...prepares the student to write machine shorthand verbatim for a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time in the courtroom, classroom, and deposition environment under the supervision of a working reporter; prepare a 40-page transcript, and summarize the internship experience in a narrative report. (Prerequisites: 10-106-108 or 10-170-108, Realtime Rptg Speed Dev; 10-106-128 or 10-170-128, Jury Chrg 1-Adv; 10-106-109 or 10170109 Lit 1-Adv, 10106156 or 10170156 Test 1-Adv; Corequisites: 10106129 or 10-170-129, Jury Chrg 2-Adv; 10-106-111 or 10-170-11, Lit 2-Adv; 10-106-157 or 10-170-157, Test 2-Adv)
10-170-146 FOUR VOICE...prepares the student to write four-voice testimony from material dictated at a minimum speed of 160 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. (Prerequisite: 10-170-156, Testimony 1 - Advanced)
10-170-157 TESTIMONY II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write 2-voice testimony material at 225 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Testimony II Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10170154 Testimony 2-Beginner or 10106154 Testimony 2-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 190 WPM met)
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-170-143 INTERNSHIP IN BROADCAST CAPTIONING/CART ...prepares the learner to caption live broadcast, use television broadcast terminology, describe television broadcast operations, and provide CART services to a hearing-impaired person. Students must be writing at 180 words per minute literary prior to enrolling in this course. (Prerequisites: 10-106-108 or 10-170-108, Realtime Rptg Speed Dev; 10-106-128 or 10-170-128, Jury Chrg 1-Adv; 10-106-109 or 10-170-109, Lit 1-Adv; 10-106-156 or 10-170-156, Test 1-Adv; Corequistes: 10-106-129 or 10-170-129, Jury Chrg 2-Adv; 10-106-111 or 10-170-111, Lit 2-Adv; 10-106-157 or 10-170-157, Test 2-Adv)
SEMESTER TOTAL
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TOTAL CREDITS
61

Program Outcomes

• Develop proficiency in machine shorthand using realtime theory.
• Develop a personal dictionary, read, translate, and edit transcripts using CAT (computer-aided transcription) software.
• Demonstrate knowledge of proper captioning procedures and responsibilities for captioning and CART reporting.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the professional reporting organizations and methods of gaining certification as a Certified Broadcast Captioner.

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